Oberammergau and Rhine Cruise

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Rhine River Cruise on Viking Alruna (7 Nts)

Innsbruck (2 Nts), Oberammergau (2 Nts)

Arrive in Amsterdam, cruise begins Saturday, July 16, 2022

Disembark in Basel, land tour begins Saturday, July 23, 2022

Return from Oberammergau, Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Oberammergau and Cruise Package starting at $5,299

Highlights

Highlights


  • Explore Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, famous for its beautiful canals and gardens
  • Enjoy a performance of Passionsspiele, The Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany
  • Cruise the famous Rhine, exploring the small towns of Cologne, Koblenz, and Speyer in Germany 
  • Visit the picturesque town of Innsbruck, Austria 
  • Stroll the streets of Strasbourg, France, with its blend of German and French customs

Inclusions

Inclusions


WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS CRUISE

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

CRUISE STATEROOM FEATURES

  • River-view stateroom
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 40" flat-screen LCD TV with complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
  • Refrigerator; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

ACCOMMODATIONS. River cruises are brimming with onboard amenities. Staterooms are most often river-facing, and come equipped with hotel-style beds, private bathrooms, individual climate control, refrigerators, safes and TVs. Higher stateroom categories may have French balconies, verandas, and separate sleeping and sitting quarters. Rooms range from 150 to 600 square feet. Guests receive excellent and personalized service from onboard staff. Additionally, ships include restaurants, lounges and bars, as well as free Wi-Fi. 

CUISINE. Guests are given a choice of dining options, including where and what to eat. Breakfasts can either be enjoyed al fresco or at the morning buffet, while lunches and dinners can be eaten while viewing passing sights or with friends in a common eating area. Open seating is offered, allowing guests to meet new people or enjoy the presence of the same people each day. Cruises offer regional cuisine and use locally sourced ingredients to help with their authenticity. Also common are wine pairings, selected from local tastes to help guests get a closer understanding of a region's culture.

THINGS TO DO. River cruisers spend more time in the cities, towns and ports along the way. Included shore excursions consist of guided tours that help guests become well-acquainted with the culture, art and history of their destinations. In addition to guided tours, guests can roam freely around local stops or arrange optional shore excursions. There's always ample opportunity to find something to do in every port, whether it's visiting an ancient castle, attending a classical concert or enjoying a famous museum.

Itinerary

Itinerary


SATURDAY, JULY 16: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Arrive in Amsterdam, then transfer to your ship.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. If your arrival schedule permits, you may wish to visit the Rijksmuseum, or the van Gogh Museum next door. (Dinner)


SUNDAY, JULY 17: KINDERDIJK, THE NETHERLANDS

This morning we sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Return on board for lunch and an enjoyable afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and take in a culturally enriching presentation on the Dutch Golden Age. We cruise through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


MONDAY, JULY 18 : COLOGNE, GERMANY

Begin your day with a morning tour of Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city. Stroll through Old Town past St. Martin’s Church and see the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend your free time enjoying Cologne’s atmospheric waterfront, or perhaps join an optional excursion on which you ascend to the Dom’s roof for up-close views of the cathedral’s architecture and bird’s-eye vistas of Cologne. Afterward, return on board for dinner. Alternately, you may set off on an optional excursion to explore Cologne’s spirited beer culture, sampling Kölsch, a light, crisp beer brewed only in Cologne, and enjoying a brauhaus dinner. After, return to your ship for a late-evening departure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


TUESDAY, JULY 19: KOBLENZ & RUDESHEIM, GERMANY

Proceed along the Rhine, disembarking for a lively and informative tour of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Alternately, choose an optional excursion to tour the 700-year old Marksburg Castle, or enjoy an optional guided exploration of Koblenz on foot. After, enjoy an onboard lunch as you cruise the scenic Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where turreted castles and fortresses overlook the river from their hilltop posts. Arrive in Rüdesheim in the late afternoon. Spend free time in the pedestrian-only Drosselgasse and sample a glass of locally produced wine at one of the restaurants or wine bars. Dine on board your ship, or in town if you prefer. You may also choose to experience one of our optional dinners on shore tonight. We depart after midnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


WEDNESDAY, JULY 20: SPEYER, GERMANY

Cruise into midmorning as you enjoy the passing scenery. After lunch, enjoy an included tour to visit the historic town of Speyer and take in views of the imposing Speyer Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 11th century on the site of a former basilica, the building’s design influenced Romanesque architecture for centuries to come, and is the final resting place of eight German monarchs. Alternatively, after breakfast, you may choose to disembark for a full day tour of Heidelberg, the home of Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1386. Visit the beautiful sandstone ruins of imposing Heidelberg Castle and admire the Neckar River Valley. Continue with a walking tour through Old Town to Heidelberg’s renowned gates. After lunch, visit the historic town of Speyer on your way back to your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


THURSDAY, JULY 21: STRASBOURG, FRANCE

We dock this morning in Kehl and disembark for a guided tour of Strasbourg. See the European Parliament and tour the interior of the city’s famed cathedral. The afternoon is free to further explore this Alsatian city’s blend of French and German cultures, resplendent churches, medieval covered bridges, verdant parks and handsome art nouveau and modernist architecture. Alternately, join our optional excursion into Alsatian wine country for an informative winery tour and tasting. Or, spend your full day exploring culinary Strasbourg on an optional excursion; as you explore the city and take in its sights, savor samples of the renowned Alsatian cuisine, from regional dessert specialties and meats to wine pairings with local foods. On board this evening, enjoy a Taste of Germany dinner event. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


FRIDAY, JULY 22: BREISACH, GERMANY

Arrive in Breisach this morning, gateway to the Black Forest. Take a scenic excursion through the area’s renowned mountain landscape, rolling meadows and dense forests. Once there, visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration, and learn how Black Forest Cake is made. Return to your ship for lunch. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional excursion to the quaint Alsatian town of Colmar to discover the storybook charm of its streets lined with medieval, Gothic and Renaissance buildings, and visit a fine arts museum. Alternately, choose an optional excursion that explores Colmar’s World War II history. Dine on board this evening and cruise on through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


SATURDAY, JULY 23: BASEL, SWITZERLAND & INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

Disembark your ship in Basel and set out on a scenic drive through an alpine landscape to Innsbruck. Along the way, enjoy a short stop in Vaduz—the quaint capital city of one of the world’s smallest and wealthiest countries, Liechtenstein. Enjoy free time for lunch and take a stroll around the town before continuing your journey. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure to explore on your own. Your Viking Tour Director is available to help you plan your time here so you can make the most of your visit. (Breakfast)


SUNDAY, JULY 24: INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

This morning, enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Innsbruck and explore the Old Town, where a wealth of imperial architecture awaits. See the Goldenes Dachl, a gold-colored roof that covers the balcony where Emperor Maximilian once stood and a symbol of the city’s heritage. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure. Perhaps take a cable car ride to the Nordkette for spectacular panoramic views over the valley and the surrounding peaks of the Alps. Or, you may choose to visit the grand Imperial Palace and discover the history of the Hapsburgs, one of Europe’s most distinguished royal houses. This evening, join an optional excursion to a traditional Austrian folklore dinner at a local restaurant or enjoy free time to dine on your own. (Breakfast)


MONDAY, JULY 25: OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

Set out on a scenic drive to Oberammergau. Along the way, stop in the charming hamlet of Mittenwald, renowned for the art of violin making and known as the “Village of a Thousand Violins.” This afternoon, visit Ettal for a guided visit of the baroque-style monastery located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Arrive in Oberammergau and check in to your hotel, then enjoy free time before dinner at your hotel this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)


TUESDAY, JULY 26: OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at your leisure, or you may choose to join an optional tour to Linderhof Palace, the former residence of Bavarian King Ludwig II. After lunch, take your seats for a performance of Passionsspiele, The Passion Play. The play’s origins date back to 1633 when the Great Plague descended upon the village. After many lives were lost, the villagers made a promise to God that they would tell the story of Christ, should no more lives be lost. The tradition continues today and it is a great honor for Oberammergau’s residents to be a part of this powerful dramatic performance. During the intermission, enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


WEDNESDAY, JULY 27: OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight. Or, extend your journey with an extension in Munich, giving yourself more time to explore the bustling Bavarian capital. (Breakfast)


Stateroom Options and Pricing

All staterooms feature the following amenities (see specific stateroom category for additional amenities):

Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
40" flat-screen Sony TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic & more
110/220 volt outlets & USB ports
Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control
Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
Premium Freyja® toiletries
Plush robes & slippers
Bottled water replenished daily
Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

All prices shown are per person, double occupancy:

Explorer Suite (ES) 445 sq ft [on upper deck]      $9,899

Veranda Suite (AA) 275 sq ft [on upper deck]     $8,199

Veranda (A) 205 sq ft [on upper deck]                $6,599 

Veranda (B) 205 sq ft [on middle deck]               $6,399

French Balcony (C) 135 sq ft [on upper deck]     $6,199

French Balcony (D) 135 sq ft [on middle deck]   $5,999

Standard (E) 150 sq ft [on lower deck]                $5,399

Standard (F) 150 sq ft [on lower deck]                $5,299

Explorer Suite

EXPLORER SUITE

EXPLORER SUITE (ES) FEATURES

  • Suite size: 445 sq ft
  • River-view suite with private wraparound balcony offering 270-degree views off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters
  • Early check-in (available from 12 PM)
  • Complimentary Silver Spirits beverage package, Viking Air Plus services, laundry service, room service (during breakfast) & shoe shine service
  • Private airport transfers in Europe
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars, coffee brewer & Marius-weave blanket

PRICING : $9,899 

Veranda Suite

 

VERANDA SUITE

 

VERANDA SUITE (AA) FEATURES:

  • Suite size: 275 sq ft
  • River-view suite with full-size veranda off the spacious, separate sitting room & floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door, known as a French balcony, in the sleeping quarters
  • Early check-in (available from 12 PM)
  • Complimentary Viking Air Plus, laundry & shoe shine services
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars

PRICING: $8,199

 

Veranda

VERANDA STATEROOM

VERANDA STATEROOM (A and B) FEATURES 

  • Stateroom size: 205 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda

PRICING: Category A (upper deck) $6,599 per person double occupancy   

                Category B (middle deck) $6,399 per person double occupancy

French Balcony

FRENCH BALCONY (C and D) FEATURES

  • Stateroom size: 135 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door to create a French balcony

PRICING: Category C (upper deck)  $6,199 per person double occupancy

                Category D (middle deck) $5,999 per person double occupancy

Standard Stateroom

STANDARD STATEROOM (E and F) FEATURES

  • Stateroom size: 150 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with half-height picture window
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows

PRICING: Category E (lower deck) $5,399 per person double occupancy

                Category F (lower deck) $5,299 per person double occupancy

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